curlew sandpiper


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curlew sandpiper

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(Animals) a common Eurasian sandpiper, Calidris ferruginea, having a brick-red breeding plumage and a greyish winter plumage
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Noun1.curlew sandpiper - Old World sandpiper with a curved bill like a curlewcurlew sandpiper - Old World sandpiper with a curved bill like a curlew
sandpiper - any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers
Calidris, genus Calidris - a genus of Scolopacidae
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Little Stints fed in the Dulas and Clwyd estuaries, with a Curlew Sandpiper remaining on the latter for several days last week.
The survey showed that waders such as curlew sandpiper and less sandplover made for the largest group of species found in the Barr Al Hikman area, followed by cormorants, herons and flamingos.
Other UK birds have been added to the near threatened list - including oystercatchers, lapwings, know, curlew sandpiper and bar-tailed godwit - and join species already listed such as the black-tailed godwit and curlew.
These are birds like the sharp-tailed sandpiper, curlew sandpiper and red-necked stint, which are the subject of a number of international protection agreements.
STRESSED MURRAY: FAST FACTS Litres of water approved to flow under the Living Murray Initiative: 500 billion Litres of water needed to have some chance to return the river to health at least: 1500 billion Litres of real water that have flowed so far from the Living Murray Initiative infrastructure projects 0 Percentage of River Red Gums stressed or dying 75% Curlew Sandpiper in the Coorong (1980s) 40,000 Curlew Sandpipers in the Coorong today 2,000
The pair have ringed 100,000 birds of 121 species at the site with more than 130 foreign ringed birds being caught, including Siberian bewick swan, Polish curlew sandpiper, Maltese little stint and Moroccan lapwing.
Part 1 of 3] Species Breeding area(1) Years between Dunlin Scandinavia N/Russian Arctic W-C 91-97 72-92 Bar-tailed godwit Scandinavia N/Russian Arctic W-C 91-96 Little stint Scandinavia N/Russian Arctic W-C 72-92 Grey plover Russian Arctic W-C 90-97 Knot Russian Arctic C 72-92 Curlew sandpiper Russian Arctic C 91-97 72-92 Sanderling Russian Arctic C 72-92 Curlew sandpiper Russian Arctic C-E 78-97 Red-necked stint Russian Arctic C-E / NW Alaska Knot Canadian Arctic NE / Greenland N 91-95 TABLE 3.
Other waders in North Wales over the weekend included five Little Stints at RSPB Oakenholt Marsh in Flint and a similar number on the River Clwyd at Rhyl, with Curlew Sandpiper and Spotted Redshank.
Among the shorebirds, spotted redshank, pintail snipe, grey plover, dunlin, and curlew sandpiper may have extended their breeding range or increased in population during the last 15 years.
The curlew sandpiper autumn continued, with counts exceeding half a dozen at Morfa Harlech, Alaw estuary, Malltraeth Cob and RSPB Conwy, though all were surpassed by the 42 at Frodsham on the Mersey.
RSPB Conwy's second Pectoral Sandpiper of the autumn dropped in last week, with Curlew Sandpiper, Guillemot and Garganey among the other sightings.
Conwy also held a curlew sandpiper last week, sharing the mud with a fast-growing little ringed plover chick.